Prospective Projects Bulletin

Thursday 07/12/18

Lexington, NE

Albert Longe of the First United Methodist Church in Lexington reports that preliminary efforts are underway to explore the feasibility of developing a free health clinic to assist uninsured residents of Dawson County. Longe said volunteers are being sought to serve on various committees charged with evaluating community health needs, financing mechanisms, and other aspects of the project.

Des Moines, IA

In reaction to recent citizen complaints, Des Moines City Council members Bill Gray and Chris Coleman have asked fellow councilmembers to urgently consider options to address aging and inadequate sewer infrastructure present in the city’s older neighborhoods. Many homes in the city’s older neighborhoods were inundated by flood waters following recent storms that delivered nearly 9-inches of rain over a four-hour period.

Pine Ridge, SD

The Oglala Sioux Tribe is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for geotechnical investigation services required for Renovation of Food Distribution Facilities in Pine Ridge and Wanblee. Further information is available by contacting Johaunna Brewer, Food Distribution, via e-mail Johaunna@oglala.org. No submission deadline is available.

Ames, IA

The Ames Community School District Board of Education has moved to proceed to the schematic design phase for development of a new high school. The project will be funded through a $110 million bond issue approved by voters in April. The district is working with OPN Architects and Story Construction to prepare plans for the project. Construction bid solicitation is expected next May.

North Liberty, IA

Iowa City Community School District officials expect to begin construction of the North Central Middle School expansion project this fall. The district is working with SVPA Architects to prepare plans for the project. Bid solicitation is expected in August.

Hickman, NE

Hickman Mayor Doug Hanson reports that the city is working with JEO Consulting Group to update the city’s Strategic Plan. A recently completed community survey has identified support for key projects that include downtown revitalization and improvement of the city’s water system.

Hubbard, NE

The Hubbard Village Board of Trustees has reviewed the preliminary update of the village’s Comprehensive Plan which was last revised in 1969. The village has been working with the Siouxland Interstate Metropolitan Planning Council to prepare the plan. Key initiatives proposed for future development include upgrades to the village’s infrastructure, facilities and business district.

Grant, NE

The Grant City Council has met with representatives of a committee charged with preparing options for development of a new municipal swimming pool. Plans prepared by Carrothers Construction call for construction of a new aquatic center at an estimated cost of $2.3 million. The committee intends to apply for various grants to assist a capital campaign recently launched. Bids for construction of the facility will likely be solicited next spring.

Milford, NE

The Milford City Council has met with representatives of the Nebraska Public Power District to review findings of a recently completed community survey to assist the city’s designation as a Leadership Certified Community. Key projects identified include infrastructure improvements to encourage construction of future housing units and the development of a new community center. A finalized report concerning the survey results will be presented to the council in August.

Wichita, KS

The City of Wichita is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to prepare an Official Statement Bond Feasibility Report (Feasibility Report) and an Operations & Conditions Report (O&C Report) for the city’s Public Works & Utilities Department, RFP No. FP840052. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Hannah Lang, Finance-Purchasing, at (316) 268-4426 Ext. 0 or via e-mail hlang@wichita.gov. Deadline for submissions is July 27th.

Wichita, KS

The City of Wichita is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional consultation services required for upgrade of the Aviation Fuel Storage & Distribution Facility at Eisenhower National Airport, RFP No. FP840050. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Jason Brogden, Finance-Purchasing, at (316) 268-4429 Ext. 4429 or via e-mail jbrogden@wichita.gov. Deadline for submissions is July 31st.

Fort Hays, KS

The State of Kansas Department of Administration Office of Facilities & Property Management is seeking proposals from interested firms for on-call architectural services required for projects not to exceed $1 million at Fort Hays State University. One firm will be selected for a three-year contract period. Further information is available by contacting Dana Cunningham at (785) 628-4424 or via e-mail dcunning@fhsu.edu. Deadline for submissions is July 27th.

Topeka, KS

The Kansas Department of Transportation is seeking Letters of Interest from firms capable of assisting management of the overall Bridge Set-Aside / Bridge Preservation / Bridge Maintenance Program. The firm selected will assist KDOT BSGS in identifying, prioritizing, and scoping potential project
structures. Further information is available by contacting David Nagy, Division of Engineering & Design, via e-mail David.Nagy@ks.gov. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Wednesday 07/11/18

Omaha, NE

The City of Omaha Public Works Department is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required for design of the Outdoor Gun Range at the Omaha Public Safety Training Center. Further information is available via e-mail ae.selection@cityofomaha.org. No submission deadline is available.

Fairbury, NE

The Fairbury Public School District is seeking proposals from interested firms for CMAR services required for Phase II & Phase III projects identified in the district’s Facilities Improvement Plan. Further information is available by contacting Stephen Grizzle, Superintendent, at (402) 729-6104 or via e-mail sgrizzle@fairburyjeffs.org. Deadline for submissions is August 10th.

Council Bluffs, IA

A group of Council Bluffs Community School District patrons have organized a petition drive to secure signatures necessary to place a proposed $37 million bond referendum before voters on a September 11th special election ballot. If approved, funds will be available to renovate the district’s Wilson and Kirn middle schools. The district has been working with BVH Architecture to prepare plans for the projects.

Lincoln, NE

Tim McCoy, deputy director of the Nebraska Game & Fish Commission, reports that a law passed in March will become effective later this month allowing the agency to utilize the design / build delivery method for future construction and improvement projects. McCoy said the agency would likely use the DB method for development of a raging river attraction at Mahoney State Park. The agency would continue to use DBB for routine maintenance projects.

Red Cloud, NE

A Webster County citizens committee continues to consider options for development of a proposed new county law enforcement center in Red Cloud. The committee is scheduled to meet July 19th to discuss and select a preferred option for recommendation to the County Board of Commissioners. The committee has been working with Prochaska & Associates to prepare options for the project.

Madison, NE

Preservation Madison Incorporated is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for architectural and engineering services required for design of ADA improvements at 110 East Fourth Street in Madison. Further information is available by contacting Lowell Schroeder, Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, at (402) 379-1150. Deadline for submissions is July 31st.

Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for architectural and engineering services required for the Oliver Residence Hall Renovation Project, RFQ No. 09510419. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Isaac Severance, Procurement Services, at (785) 864-3063 or via e-mail iseverance@ku.edu. Deadline for submissions is July 23rd.

Tuesday 07/10/18

Omaha, NE

City of Omaha and Millard Public School District officials are expected to enter an agreement allowing the city to develop a new library branch on district property near 204th & Q Streets. The proposed new facility would include classroom space for use by the district and students from Metropolitan Community College. The city will finance costs to construct the facility.

Cambridge, NE

The Cambridge City Council has moved to place a referendum before voters on the November ballot seeking authorization to initiate a 20-year half-cent sales tax to finance renovation and improvement of the city’s swimming pool. Plans for the estimated $1.3 million project are being prepared by Miller & Associates.

Ainsworth, NE

Ainsworth residents are being asked to participate in community information meetings to provide input to assist development of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. The city is working with Miller & Associates to complete the project.

Rawlins, WY

Wyoming Frontier Prison is seeking SOQ proposals from interested design / build teams for development of the Adaptive Reuse of the Historic Guard’s Quarters Project. Further information is available by contacting Tina Hill, WFP Director, (307) 324-4422 or via e-mail wyomingfrontierprison@hotmail.com. Deadline for submissions is July 27th.

Omaha, NE

The Omaha Airport Authority is seeking proposals from interested firms for design and construction services required for implementation of the Eppley Airfield Terminal Development Program. Further information is available by clicking here. A mandatory pre-submission conference is set for July 19th. Deadline for submissions is August 24th.

Wichita, KS

The City of Wichita is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to prepare the South Central Neighborhood Plan Update, RFP No. FP840049. Further information is available by clicking here  or by contacting Chris Haislett, Finance-Purchasing, at (316) 268-4417 Ext. 4417 or via e-mail chaislett@wichita.gov. Deadline for submissions is August 10th.

Grand Island, NE

The Northwest Public School District Board of Education has met with Superintendent Matt Fisher to discuss the possible use of the district’s former Lockwood School building as an alternative behavior school. Fisher noted the need for space for behavioral programming and said the district should sell the building soon if it will not be repurposed for district needs. The district recently installed new windows and a new HVAC system at the facility.

Monday 07/09/18

Omaha, NE

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners will meet July 10th to consider initiating imminent domain proceedings required to secure property located at 18th & Howard Streets. The site is considered necessary for development of a new $120 million juvenile justice complex and parking garage.

Lincoln, NE

The Lincoln City Council will meet July 9th to consider approval of a resolution authorizing the issuance of an RFP for redevelopment of the former Pershing Auditorium site. The initiative, backed by the Lincoln Library Board of Trustees, will encourage development of the property for private- and public-sector use. The council acknowledged that potential redevelopment of the site should be aligned with a downtown master plan currently being prepared by Progressive Urban Management Associates. The plan is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Loup City, NE

Jennifer Smydra, president of the Loup City Chamber of Commerce and member of the Loup City Entrepreneurs Club, reports that the club is leading efforts to raise funds necessary for construction of a new facility to house the city’s fire and EMT departments. The existing fire hall lacks sufficient space for larger apparatus and a separate building providing living quarters suffers black mold contamination. The department have been working on plans for the project for the past 18 months.

Boone, IA

The City of Boone is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required for CDBG Survey Implementation, Grant Writing and Grant Administration related to the city’s WWTP Disinfection System Project. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Daniel Scott, City Engineer, via e-mail dscott@city.boone.ia.us. Deadline for submissions is July 20th.

Stacyville, IA

The City of Stacyville is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to assist application, design, survey, construction management and inspection of an unspecified CDBG-funded project. Further information is available by contacting Chris Diggins at (641) 423-0491 Ext. 15. Deadline for submissions is August 9th.

Storm Lake, IA

The City of Storm Lake is seeking proposals from interested firms for engineering services required for infrastructure improvement, traffic management and GIS projects. Further information is available by contacting Mayra Martinez, City Clerk, at (712) 732-8000. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Storm Lake, IA

The City of Storm Lake is seeking proposals from interested firms for engineering services required for design of a WWTP & Lifts Stations Project. Further information is available by contacting Mayra Martinez, City Clerk, at (712) 732-8000. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Storm Lake, IA

The City of Storm Lake is seeking proposals from interested firms for engineering services required for water treatment plant, wells and water towers projects. Further information is available by contacting Mayra Martinez, City Clerk, at (712) 732-8000. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Topeka, KS

The City of Topeka is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to conduct Condition Assessments of Water Treatment Plants, RFP No. 1742. Further Information is available by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is August 10th.

Topeka, KS

The City of Topeka is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to conduct a Utility Rate Study, RFP No. 1741. Further Information is available by clicking here . Deadline for submissions is September 4th.

Friday 07/06/18

Lincoln, NE

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has announced that approximately $600 million will be dedicated to infrastructure improvement projects across the state over the next five years. The Nebraska DOT has released its FY-2019-24 Program Book which identifies 90 projects to receive state funding assistance.

Nevada, IA

The Story County Board of Supervisors will consider approval of a pilot program intended to incentivize increased housing development in the county. The Story County New Construction & Substantial Rehabilitation Housing Grant program, championed by board member Lauris Olson, would provide preferred assistance housing development projects in communities with fewer than 8,000 residents and in unincorporated areas of the county. A county-level committee is evaluating potential benefits of the program.

Stratton, NE

The Village of Stratton is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to serve as Project Administrator for a CDBG-funded Public Works Library project. Responses will be received at the office of Peggy McDonald, Village chairperson, PO Box 332, Stratton, NE 69043-0332. Deadline for submissions is July 13th.

Stratton, NE

The Village of Stratton is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to serve as Construction Management Administrator for a CDBG-funded Public Works Library project. Responses will be received at the office of Peggy McDonald, Village chairperson, PO Box 332, Stratton, NE 69043-0332. Deadline for submissions is July 13th.

Derby, KS

The City of Derby is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for engineering services required for design of a right-turn lane on Patriot Avenue at K-15 Highway, Project No. 2018-025. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Larry Mangan, Assistant City Engineer, via e-mail larrymangan@derbyweb.com. Deadline for submissions is July 31st.

Clayton, MO

The City of Clayton is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for architectural and engineering services required for development of a renovation project at the Center of Clayton, a Community Recreation Facility. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Patty DeForrest, Director of Parks & Recreation, via e-mail pdeforrest@claytonmo.gov. Deadline for submissions is July 27th.

Hastings, NE

The Adams County Board of Supervisors has hosted a public meeting to discuss the need for development of a new county jail facility. The board approved an agreement with Prochaska & Associates in March to conduct a study exploring options for renovation of the existing jail or development of a new facility.

Thursday 07/05/18

Ogallala, NE

The Nebraska Game & Parks Commission is seeking Letters of Interest from firms capable of providing engineering services required for design and documentation for the Recreational Trails Program at Lake McConaughy SRA near Ogallala. Responses will be received at the office of Daren Konda, Engineering Division Administrator, NGPC, PO Box 30370, Lincoln, NE 68503. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Omaha, NE

Clarity Development and GreenSlate Development have partnered to rehabilitate the historic Blackstone Hotel building in Midtown Omaha. The estimated $75 million project will revert the building to hotel use and will also provide expanded space for a conference center, additional hotel rooms, a swimming pool, a restaurant and other amenities to the west of the structure. The project is being assisted by Leo A. Daly and DLR Group. Construction is expected to be complete in 2020.

Carroll, IA

Jair Mayhall, chairman of the Kuemper Catholic School System Board of Education, reports that officials continue to explore options for development of a centralized campus and a study related to the initiative is underway. Informal discussions regarding the issue began in 2008.

Tekamah, NE

Burt County is seeking proposals from interested firms for engineering services required to conduct bridge inspections for 145 structures over a two-year contract period. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting the County Highway Department at (402) 374-2944. Deadline for submissions is July 10th.

Tekamah, NE

Burt County is seeking proposals from interested firms capable of providing financing options for a road construction project that will cost approximately $2.19 million to be amortized over 5 or 7 years at a fixed rate. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting the County Highway Department at (402) 374-2944. Deadline for submissions is July 10th.

Topeka, KS

Shawnee County is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to conduct a Hazardous Materials Commodity Flow Study as part of the Hyde Park Corner Project, RFP No. 042-18 HMEP. Further information is available by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is July 20th.

Vermillion, SD

The South Dakota Office of the State Engineer is seeking Letters of Interest from firms capable of providing architectural and engineering services required for OSE Project No. R0618-32X: Continuing Education Renovation at the University of South Dakota-Vermillion. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Brian Limoges, USD Director of Construction & Projects, at (605) 658-3308 or via e-mail brian.limoges@usd.edu. Deadline for submissions is July 20th.

Tuesday 07/03/18

Iowa City, IA

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required for design of UI Project No. 0764701, UIHC Project No. 219-1333: South Wing – Convert 4th Floor to Inpatient Unit. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Ryan Dehart, Design Project Manager, at (319) 335-1298 or via e-mail ryan-dehart@uiowa.edu. Deadline for submissions is July 19th.

Riverside, IA

The Highland Community School District Board of Education has met with Superintendent Mike Jorgensen to set goals for the coming school year. Jorgensen noted that the board should commission a master facilities plan to evaluate the district’s ability to accommodate increasing enrollment demands. Jorgensen said at least four new classrooms will be needed within five years, and the HVAC system at the district’s secondary school will require replacement. Jorgensen said the projects could cost as much as $3 million based on his conversations with design professionals. Jorgensen said the district has sufficient bonding capacity to undertake the projects.

Grand Island, NE

The Central Platte NRD Board of Directors has moved to retain JEO Consulting Group to conduct a study exploring options and costs associated with the proposed rehabilitation of crane viewing decks along the Platte River near the Alda and Gibbon I-80 exits. The firm will also work to secure a 404 Permit from the US-ACE.

Monday 07/02/18

Indianola, IA

The Warren County Board of Supervisors has moved to place a $29.9 million bond measure before voters on an August 7th ballot. If approved, funds will be available for construction of a proposed new County Courthouse and jail facility in Indianola. The county is working with Shive Hattery to prepare plans for the project. DCI Group will provide construction management services.

Blair, NE

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has met with Jared Schleifer of Weitz Company who provided an update on construction of the county’s new law enforcement and criminal justice facility. Schleifer said design development drawings are nearly complete and the project’s first bid packages will be prepared this month. Weitz Company is providing CMAR services for the project. Construction of the first phase is expected to begin August 20th. Plans for the project are being prepared by Prochaska & Associates.

Omaha, NE

Dave Roth, executive director of Eppley Airfield, reports that Omaha Airport Authority officials will likely begin selecting consultants later this year to design the next phase of improvements to the airport that include concourse expansion and relocation of the airport’s central utilities plant to allow future expansion. Roth said preliminary planning is expected to begin in January.

Lincoln, NE

The Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department has submitted a request for $250,000 in FY-2018-19 budget funds to secure architectural services for preliminary design of a new recreation center to replace the city’s aging Air Park Recreation Center. Funds remaining after design, and additional budget allocations, will be dedicated to construction of the new facility.

Waverly, NE

During a recent community meeting hosted by the Greater Waverly Area Foundation Fund, area residents reviewed findings of a survey, conducted by Hanna:Keelan Associates, gauging support for the proposed development of a new aquatic center to replace the city’s aging swimming pool. Kris Bohac, member of the GWAFF, said the group will seek volunteers versed in pool design, grant writing, and other aspects of project development. GWAFF officials identified aquatic centers in Fairbury, Wayne and Wood River as model facilities.

Eagle, NE

Eagle residents are being asked to participate in a community survey to assist efforts to update the village’s Comprehensive Plan. The village is working with Five Rule Rural Planning to complete the project.

Elwood, NE

During its mid-June meeting, the Elwood Public School District Board of Education approved an agreement with BD Construction-Kearney to prepare options for expansion and improvement of district facilities. Specific projects include classroom expansion, additional storage space and development of a new practice gymnasium.

Kansas City, KS

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City is seeking proposals from interested firms for CMAR services required for the Turkey Creek Tunnel Wingwall Repair Project, RFP No. N28569. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Theresa Houchins, Buyer, at (913) 573-5244 or via e-mail thouchins@wycokck.org. Deadline for submissions is July 19th.

Parsons, KS

The City of Parsons is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for professional services required to update the city’s Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Regulations. Further information is available by calling (620) 421-7000. Deadline for submissions is July 16th.

Pomona, KS

West Franklin Unified School District 287 is seeking proposals from interested firms for CMAR services required for projects proposed for funding through a future bond issue. Further information is available by contacting Jerry Turner, Superintendent, at (785) 566-3396. Deadline for submissions is July 19th.

Friday 06/29/18

Forest City, IA

Norma Hertzer, director of Grow Forest City, reports that preliminary plans for improvement of the J Street Corridor and Pammel Park have been prepared following an Iowa’s Living Roadways Community Visioning Program workshop hosted by the group in partnership with Trees Forever, Iowa State University and the Iowa DOT. Representatives of Ritland+Kuiper Landscape Architects are expected to submit substantially completed designs for the projects next month.

Humboldt, NE

The Humboldt City Council will meet July 3rd to review a preliminary Wastewater Treatment Facility Plan prepared by Olsson Associates. The council is expected to authorize the firm to finalize the plan before its submission to the state Water Wastewater Advisory Committee for approval.

Central City, NE

Central City Public School District Board of Education has met with Superintendent Jeff Jensen to review conceptual plans for development of a career pathways facility that includes new industrial technology classrooms, offices, and commons areas. Plans for the project, prepared by an unidentified consultant, also call for development of new dome competition gymnasium, which would be the first modern monolithic dome gymnasium in the state. District officials will consider options ranging in cost near $13.2 million. The dome portion of the project would be eligible for FEMA grant assistance.

Dubuque, IA

The Dubuque City Council has met with Dave Lyons, the council’s sustainability consultant, to discuss the proposed development of a municipal communications utility to provide universal internet connectivity to city residents. The council was informed that technology costs have declined over the years, however infrastructure expenses have risen. Later this year, the council may consider commissioning a feasibility study to update one conducted in 2005.

Durant, IA

Durant Community School District Superintendent Rebecca Stineman has hosted a patron meeting to discuss a proposed $10.8 million facilities improvement and expansion program. A bond measure will likely be placed on a September 11th ballot for voter consideration. The district is working with Legat Architects to prepare plans for the projects. Bush Construction will provide construction management services.

Clinton, MO

The City of Clinton is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for engineering services required for various Airfield Development Projects at the Clinton Regional Airport. Further information is available by contacting Christy Maggi, City Administrator, at (660) 885-6121. Deadline for submissions is July 12th.

Ravenna, NE

The Ravenna Railroad Bunkhouses property has been sold by IML Properties LLC of Delaware, Canada, to Cheema Investments of Scottsbluff. Cheema Investments owner Kuldip Singh, who owns nearly 700 apartments and rental properties in Nebraska, said his company will likely renovate the facilities to provide apartment and hotel space.

Thursday 06/28/18

Webster City, IA

Doug Bailey, member of the Hamilton County Board of Supervisors, reports that the county has accepted ownership of the former Webster City Medical Clinic from the Van Diest Medical Center. There is no cost associated with the transfer. Bailey said the county will work with hospital officials and Central Iowa Community Services, an 11-county mental health consortium, to develop a mental health campus at the site. Bailey said there are “more questions than answers for the project” and plans will need to be developed in the coming weeks.

Blair, NE

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has declined to grant a request from Ed Shada of non-profit Angels Share seeking tax exempt status for the former Dana College campus. Shada said the action will not deter his efforts to redevelop the site for use as post-foster care and elderly housing. Shada said Christ Lutheran Church, Charis University and Railmen Drum & Bugle Corps have also announced their intentions to move onto campus, however, none have signed leases. The board said it will reconsider the request at a later date.

Papillion, NE

The Sarpy Counties & Sarpy Cities Wastewater Agency has retained financial advisors and design consultants to begin the planning and development process for a proposed wastewater system serving the southern portion of the county. The estimated $220 million project is considered necessary to encourage development in the area. Sarpy County Board Chairman Don Kelly said preliminary plans for the multi-phase project should be completed in the next few months.

Wausa, NE

The Wausa Public School District Board of Education will host a patron meeting July 11th to provide details concerning the district’s proposed facilities renovation and expansion project. Superintendent Brad Hoesing said the district is working with its design and construction consultants to prepare preliminary cost estimates for the project, which includes demolition of an older structure and construction of a new Industrial Arts building.

Albion, NE

The Boone Central Public School District Board of Education’s facilities committee has recommended that the district implement improvements to the HVAC system at its Petersburg building. The committee also recommended that a study be conducted to evaluate future use of the facility.

Carroll, IA

The Carroll County Board of Supervisors has retained Dorsey & Whitney to prepare ballot language for a bond referendum to finance construction of a new jail facility. Plans for the project are being prepared by Shive Hattery.

Lander, WY

The State of Wyoming Department of Administration & Information is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for professional services required to conduct Level I Reconnaissance & Level II Feasibility Studies related to development of a new Wyoming Family Services Office Building in Lander, SOQ No. 0809. Further information is available by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Fenton, MO

The City of Fenton is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for engineering services required for design of the Allen Road reconstruction project to include the addition of shoulders, Federal Aid Project No. STP-4989(611). Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Matthew Budd, Director of Public Works, at (636) 349-8155 or via e-mail mbudd@fentonmo.org. Deadline for submissions is July 18th.

Papillion, NE

Sarpy County is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to conduct a Sewer Rate Study for CY-2019-23, RFP No. 2018-136. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Beth Garber, Purchaser, at (402) 593-4476 or via e-mail bgarber@sarpy.com. Deadline for submissions is July 17th.

Wednesday 06/27/18

Omaha, NE

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners has reviewed a proposal to develop a new facility to house the county’s juvenile justice system. The estimated $120 million complex is proposed for a site near the County Courthouse in downtown Omaha. If continued development is approved, the Douglas County Building Commission is expected to engage HDR, Inc.to prepare plans and use Kiewit Building Group and the Burlington Group to provide project development and construction services.

Fort Calhoun, NE

The Fort Calhoun City Council has selected JEO Consulting Group to conduct a study exploring the feasibility of developing a recreational trail from Fort Atkinson to Market Square Park. City officials will explore the availability of grant funding through the Nebraska Game & Parks Commission’s Recreational Trails Program to assist development of the project.

Grand Island, NE

The Northwest Public School District Board of Education has selected Joseph R. Hewgley & Associates to prepare plans for development of a proposed new middle school. The board also met with Mark Lewis of BD Construction – Kearney who presented information regarding the use of the DBB and CMAR delivery methods. The board took no action following the presentation.

Grand Island, NE

The Grand Island City Council has delayed action regarding a ballot measure seeking voter approval of a half-cent LOST increase. City officials estimate the approved tax increase would generate approximately $5.5 million annually to fund qualifying infrastructure improvement projects. A similar proposal was rejected by voters in 2016. The council is expected to solicit public comment before considering the matter further at the group’s July 17th study session.

Arlington, NE

Arlington Public School District Superintendent Lynn Johnson reports that during a recent community dialog meeting, patrons provided input regarding the district’s academic programming and space needs. Johnson said the Board of Education is expected to review patron suggestions and previously conducted surveys before prioritizing specific projects and initiatives. Johnson said specific building projects may be discussed with an architectural firm once the board creates a plan of action.

Guthrie Center, IA

During its June 19th meeting, the Guthrie County Board of Supervisors met with Sheriff Marty Arganbright who presented a professional services proposal from Shive Hattery related to the proposed development of a new jail facility. The board instructed Arganbright to contact the firm involved with development of Dallas County’s jail (Design Alliance) and other firms in order to secure competitive proposals for the project.

Pierce, NE

Pierce residents are being asked to participate in a community survey necessary to gather input regarding possible downtown improvement projects. The city is working with Five Rule Rural Planning to prepare a 10-year improvement plan.

Humphrey, NE

The Humphrey Public School District Board of Education has instructed representatives from RVW, Inc. to modify plans for construction of a new bus barn / weight room facility to include additional storage bays. The district will accept bids for construction of the project until July 17th.

Olathe, KS

The City of Olathe is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for architectural and construction administration services required for an unspecified design / build project, RFQ No. 6-C-001-18. (This project has not yet been posted to the city’s purchasing site.) Further information is available by contacting Jeff Blakeman, Project Coordinator, at (913) 971-9047. Deadline for submissions is July 30th.

Tuesday 06/26/18

Lingle, WY

Lingle Mayor George Siglin reports that fundraising efforts are underway to finance construction of a new community center. The new facility will replace a building owned by the town which suffers numerous structural deficiencies. The project will be financed through a variety of state, local, business, and civic sources.

Pierre, SD

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is seeking Letters of Interest and SOQ proposals from firms capable of providing various planning, design and consultation services for the agency through a FY-2017-19 timeframe. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting James Ainslie, SDDOT Administration Program, via e-mail james.ainslie@state.sd.us. Deadline for submissions is July 27th.

Colfax, IA

During its June 18th meeting, the Colfax-Mingo Community School District Board of Education met with Superintendent Jim Verlengia to discuss the district’s intent to retain a consultant to prepare a master facilities plan to be implemented through a possible future bond issue. The board agreed to prepare an RFP to be sent to architectural and engineering firms. Verlengia said the district expects to select a firm by August.

Casper, WY

The State of Wyoming Department of Adminstration & Information is seeking SOQ proposals from interested firms for design / build services required for development of the Casper College Ag & Equine Center at the West Casper College Campus in Casper, SOQ No. 0474-C. Further information is available by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is July 12th.

Lincoln, NE

The City of Lincoln / Lancaster County Purchasing Division is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required to prepare the Lincoln Water System Facilities Master Plan 2018 Update, RFP No. 18-144. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Suzanne Ideus, Assistant Purchasing Agent, at (402) 441-7414 or via e-mail SMIdeus@lincoln.ne.gov. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Beatrice, NE

During a recent work session, the Beatrice City Council met with City Administrator Tobias Tempelmeyer to discuss the proposed creation of a Business Improvement District to provide means to improve the downtown area. Tempelmeyer said BID revenue can be used for a variety of purposes including retaining design professionals to vision facade improvements in the area.

Grand Island, NE

The Hall County Board of Supervisors is expected to delay action regarding the proposed development of a new public works building or renovation of the department’s existing facility. County Highway Superintendent Steve Riehle said the project could be considered by future boards and the county will continue to dedicate building reserve funds to assist the project if undertaken.

Monday 06/25/18

Muscatine, IA

The Muscatine City Council has approved an agreement with Bolton & Menk to provide engineering services required for development of new hangars at the Muscatine Municipal Airport. The project will be partially financed through Iowa DOT Office of Aviation funds.

Rock Valley, IA

A BNSF train derailed Saturday near Doon resulting in the spill of an estimated 230,000 gallons of crude oil into the Little Rock River. Iowa DNR, US-EPA and BNSF officials are assessing the site and areas downstream from the incident. Rock Valley Mayor Kevin Van Otterloo said railroad and environmental agency officials will monitor the city’s water supply wells and he will demand that soil tests be conducted at the city’s sports complex to ensure the site is not contaminated.

Council Bluffs, IA

Jaymes Sime, executive director of Micah House, has announced the public phase of a capital campaign seeking to raise $3.6 million necessary to expand the homeless shelter adjacent to the Charles E. Lakin Human Service Campus along North 16th Street in Council Bluffs. The project will also renovate clinic space at the shelter’s existing All Care Health Center.

Independence, IA

The Iowa Department of Administrative Services Central Procurement Bureau is seeking proposals from interested firms for professional services required for evaluation and design of a Water Main Replacement Project at the DHS IMHI Witte Building in Independence, RFP No. 0218335036. Further information is available by clicking here or by contacting Randall Stapp, Purchasing Agent III, CPPO, CPPB, Iowa DAS, at (515) 242-5005 or via e-mail randall.stapp@iowa.gov. Deadline for submissions is July 26th.

Council Bluffs, IA

The City of Council Bluffs is seeking proposals from interested firms for design, installation, and commissioning of a PSN and WPS in-building distributed antenna system at the new Police Headquarters building, RFP No. FY18-45. Further information is available by clicking here. Deadline for submissions is July 17th.

Oshkosh, NE

The Oshkosh City Council will host a public meeting June 27th with Jo Lynn Blackwell, a former Oshkosh resident who currently resides in Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Lake McConaughy, to discuss her efforts to preserve the city’s decommissioned historic water tower. Blackwell proposes the tower be retained and a visitors’ center be developed on the property to promote the community. Blackwell will present information regarding the tower’s structural integrity at the meeting.